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Melissa the Cat Butler (Beaverton OR)

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This cat sitter in Portland, OR offers:

  Complimentary Meet & Greets
  Drop-in visits to your home once per day
$30.00 / 20min visit
$40.00 / 45min visit
$57.00 / 90min visit
  Overnight stays
$85.00 / Overnight stays in your home
Melissa has a 20% increase in pricing on and around federal holidays.
 Average response time: 28min
 Repeat clients: 6

Meow! I am Melissa, a cat sitter in Portland, OR

SCHEDULING NOTE: I normally open my calendar 2-3 months out. If you are a repeat client and/or would like to book overnights further out than that, please send me a message with the days you're interested in and your neighborhood/suburb, and I'll open for a reservation if I can! Also, while I do not normally do 2x/day visits, if you are in a pinch and really need that, drop me a message and I'll see what I can do.

In Korea, people with cats are sometimes called "Cat Butlers." I like to think of myself as a loving and attentive Jeeves for cats who demand dedicated service but also need supervision and affection.

I've had two indoor cats for about 16 years, and every day I am still amazed by how cute and sweet (mostly) and individual they are, and that these essentially wild animals will share their lives with us and trust us to take care of them. Both of my senior kitties passed recently after many years of snuggles and treats and we are currently tragically catless in my house, but hope to fix that soon.

I have several regular cat sits and and I love getting to know every cat as an individual and building long-term relationships with them. I can give pills in pill pockets or food and apply topical ear medications, and can use an inhaler if your cat is used to it.

I am very attentive to feline moods, body language, and possible health signs. Even the shyest cat I've ever met eventually sniffed my fingers for a few seconds while I pretended not to notice him! If my cats could speak, I'm pretty sure they would vouch for my chin/ear rub, brushing, and (if wanted) tummy petting skills, but if a cat prefers to be left alone to chill, I respect their space. I'm also pretty decent at wiggling strings and feather wands around. 1 am 100% happy to spam you with cute videos (and photos, if they hold still long enough!) of your cat if you're missing them while you're away. I seem to be developing a bit of a specialty in shy cats and am happy to do socialization sessions with you if you want to work on helping your cat get more comfortable with new people.

I also have experience sitting for other types of pet, including snakes, chickens, and invertebrates, and I used to have freshwater fish. Only cats are covered by Meowtel's insurance, but if you would like me to care for small animals at the same time, we can discuss that! For overnight visits, I am also happy to water plants and refill bird feeders.

I currently have a flexible schedule with a few days of advance notice. For overnights/house+pet sitting, I am available in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, and anywhere else within that region. For drop-in visits, I prefer the West PDX/Beaverton area within a 5- to 10-mile radius.

I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and happy to wear a mask for meet and greets/drop-in visits if you prefer.

Cancellation Policy

  • A 100% credit will be issued to your Gift Card Balance if a confirmed reservation is canceled or modified anytime up to 48 hours prior to the start date of the reservation and the sitter's earnings will be canceled. All timing is based on the sitter's time zone and start date is defined as 12:00am of the first day listed on the reservation.
  • After the 48 hour mark, no refunds or credits can be issued to the customer for any cancellations or modifications and the sitter will still receive their full earnings.


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Cat Sitter's Qualifications

Cat Sitter's Medication Experience

  Topical Ointments/Flea Preventatives
  Oral Medication/Pills

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Cat Sitter Service Area

5 miles

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